According to data from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Mississippi is one of six states whose cigarette tax has not seen an increase since 1999 or earlier.
A second 4-County Electric Power Association crew is on its way to Corning, Ark., to assist in restoring power to residents suffering in the wake of recent ice storms.
The Public Service Commission may not be able to always guarantee low rates, but it can ensure consumers get a “fair deal” when dealing with large, regional utility companies, according to Commissioner Brandon Presley.
Because of an increase in reports of fraudulent checks/money orders received within the Columbus area, the Columbus Police Department is urging extra caution.
Family and friends of 17-year-old Spencer Perkins will say their final goodbyes Tuesday in Downtown Columbus.
In an effort to collect about $7,000 owed the city in outstanding parking tickets, Columbus Municipal Court mailed about 160 notices today of an upcoming amnesty.
Narcotics agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office have arrested eight people, including a 16-year-old girl, and charged them with misdemeanor prostitution following a two-week undercover operation.
A handful of candidates running for Ward 4 and Ward 5 council positions attended a what will most likely be the last of multiple forums held before the municipal primary elections Tuesday.
3. MBN agent: Marijuana use more prominent, dangerous today than before COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Brandon men arrested for attempted robbery STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Man arrested for book store embezzlement STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY